2023 Bentley Bentayga

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ProsConsWhat's New

Bespoke engineering and top-notch craftsmanship

Exterior design might not be per every buyer's liking

New EWB variants introduced and previously available Hybrid trim reintroduced

Refined driving demeanor that can double up as an adventurous off-roader

Costs a fortune

Azure trim added to the existing structure

Potent feature list

Comprehensive engine options

2023 Bentley Bentayga Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 3, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Revered for its knack for providing unmatched luxury, a comfortable hauling experience, and a classic Bentley aura, the Bentayga is one of the most popular options in the super-luxury SUV class. Since its launch, the British vehicle has acquired a position of flamboyance and ranks highly in the market. It is currently in its second generation and it embraces modernity in its finest form. The exterior design and cabin setup carry unmatched aesthetic appeal and though the rear seats lack an element of comfort, the standard amenities, and an undemanding ride quality make the Bentley a dreamy proposition.

2023 Bentley Bentayga Latest Updates

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Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#9 in Suv



Trims

Base$190,000 Est. onwards

S$223,000 Est. onwards

Azure$235,000 Est. onwards




Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

For 2023 MY, the changes to Bentley’s only SUV are considerable. While the Hybrid variant returns after a hiatus of one year, a new EWB option also debuts in the market. Though it does not have any differences from the base variant when it comes to features and mechanical specifications, the EWB variant vaunts better interior space, thanks to its increased dimensions. It is expected to be available in three trim levels as standard, with prices starting at around $167,000. In its segment, the 2023 Bentayga will continue to compete against the likes of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the Aston Martin DBX, and the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600.


Features

The 2023 Bentley Bentayga’s trim list increases considerably. While the elusive “Azure” trim joins the lineup as standard, the SUV now also offers an EWB variant for added space. This variant has three trims under its name, which are similar to the base propositions but differ in dimensions. Additionally, the Speed SUV continues to sit atop of the lineup, while the base Hybrid variant makes a return to the market. Each Bentayga is curated keeping luxury in mind. The standard specification list includes features like a 10.9-inch infotainment screen, leather-adorned interior setup, and adaptive LED headlights. While a confirmation regarding price is yet to be received, the 2023 Bentayga might carry a starting MSRP of $190,000.

Trim

Bentley Bentayga V8

Bentley Bentayga S

Bentley Bentayga Azure

MSRP (expected)

$190,000

$223,000

$235,000

Key Features

Panoramic sunroof 

Adds to or replaces features of S

Adds to or replaces features of S

 

Dual-zone Climate control

Larger rear spoiler

Anti-roll control system

 

LED Matrix headlamps and 3D taillights

Standard Sport exhaust

Ventilated seats with massage function

 

21-inch alloy wheels

22-inch alloy wheels

22-inch 10-spoke wheels

 

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Enhanced Sports Mode

Glass-to-glass panoramic sunroof

 

Wireless touchscreen remote

Fluted leather seats with embroidery

Chrome lower bumper grilles

Apart from the standard specification list, Bentley has confirmed three specification packages for the 2023 Bentayga. These include the Touring Specification, the All-Terrain, and the Mulliner Driving Specification packages, each of which includes features like:

Touring Specification Package

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Heads-up display

All-terrain Package

  • Drive mode controller
  • Underbody protection
  • Off-road settings

Mulliner Driving Specification Package

  • Sport pedals
  • Unique oil and filler caps
  • Diamond quilted leather on seats and doors

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Each variant of the 2023 Bentley Bentayga can be a perfect fit for enthusiasts with its standard V8 engines. So, the decision will largely depend on the type of features and level of luxury that buyers desire. In this regard, the Bentley Bentayga S is the most logical choice, as it adds impressive specifications to the standard list, which include fluted leather upholstery, an anti-roll system, and a standard Sport exhaust. Equip it with the Touring Specification Package and the vehicle becomes almost dreamy.

Release Date

The 2023 Bentley Bentayga has been released but it will be available for sale from December 2022.

Engine and Performance

In all its trim levels, the Bentley Bentayga makes use of a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 unit that is capable of delivering a hearty dose of horsepower and torque. To be precise, the 2023 Bentayga manages 542 hp and 568 lb.-ft of torque. With no changes from the yesteryear model, the SUV will continue to make use of an 8-speed automatic transmission unit, which is capable of transferring power to all the wheels of the vehicle. So, it is needless to say that Bentley’s only SUV will be a delightful option in all-driving conditions. Apart from the base V8 option, the Speed and Hybrid offer two distinct engine options. While the former is built for delivering quick-firing performance, the Hybrid variant produces 335hp and focuses on efficiency.

 As per the brand’s claims, the 2023 Bentayga can complete a 0-60 MPH run in 4.4 seconds, while managing to breach the quarter-mile mark in 12.7 seconds. Considering its statistics, Bentley’s SUV is a proper option for family-oriented buyers looking for an oomph factor in their everyday drives. Even the new EWB variant comes equipped with a similar V8 engine and though its dimensions increase considerably, the engine’s high degree of refinement makes it a perfect fit.

Model

2023 Bentley Bentayga

2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600

2022 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

2022 Aston Martin DBX

MSRP

$190,000 (expected)

$162,000

$335,000

$195,000

Engine

4.0L twin-turbocharged V8

4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 with a mild-hybrid assist

6.7L twin-turbocharged V12

4.0L twin-turbocharged V8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

9-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed shiftable automatic

Power (hp)

542 hp @ 6,000 rpm

550 hp @ 6,500 rpm

563 hp @ 5,000 rpm

542 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque (lb.-ft)

568 lb.-ft @ 2,000 rpm

538 lb.-ft @ 2,500 rpm

627 lb.-ft @ 1,700 rpm

516 lb.-ft @ 2,000 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

4.4 seconds

4.1 seconds

5.0 seconds

4.0 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

12.7 seconds

12.5 seconds

13.0 seconds

12.4 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

180 MPH

130 MPH

155 MPH

180 MPH

With almost a 100% premium in terms of its base price, the 2022 Rolls-Royce Cullinan, unsurprisingly, sports the largest engine in the segment. Its 6.7L V12 unit is capable of producing 563 hp and 627 lb.-ft of torque. Yet, its excessive curb weight causes it to compromise on its performance. On the contrary, the SUVs from Aston Martinand Mercedes-Benzdefy their luxury statuses and complete the 60mph runs in around 4 seconds.

2023 Bentley Bentayga Ride and Handling

The driving experience of the 2023 Bentley Bentayga will largely depend on the model you opt for. Though a comfortable and tranquil experience awaits the occupants, buyers of the S variant will seldom have any complaints. Like the 2022 Bentley Bentayga S, the SUV will benefit from the brand’s active-anti roll system. Additionally, with the Sports mode activated, the vehicle can adapt to quicker steering responses and better handling around the corners. Even the acceleration capabilities seem to improve, with the 0-60 mph mark being breached in just 3.6 seconds.

2023 Bentley Bentayga Braking Performance

To keep up with its quick acceleration timings, the Bentley Bentayga also comes with a potent set of brakes, to deliver impressive deceleration performance. It comes equipped with 15.8 and 15-inch rotors at the front and the back, which are one of the largest in the segment. While the 60-0 mph results are not yet known, the SUV’s front and rear ventilated brakes, 4-wheel ABS, and other advanced features help ensure a competitive performance.

Model

2023 Bentley Bentayga

2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600

2022 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

2022 Aston Martin DBX

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

15.8 in

N/A

15.6 in

16.1 in

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

15 in

N/A

N/A

15.3 in

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,324 lbs

6,085 lbs

6,069 lbs

4,940 lbs

60-0 (-ft)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

In comparison, the performance statistics of none of the SUVs are yet known. However, considering that the 2022 Aston Martin DBX comes with the largest set of brakes that measure 16.1 and 15.3 inches at the front and rear, and with its least curb weight of 4,940 lbs, it is expected to be the most efficient in deceleration. On the other hand, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600’s sheer curb weights can hinder their performances.

Fuel Economy

Sporting a V8 unit under its hood and with no alterations in power outputs from the previous year, the 2023 Bentley Bentayga continues with unchanged figures in its fuel economy. It manages 15 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. While the former seems like a class-competitive figure, on the highway, there is no beating the British SUV. It benefits from a fuel tank of 22.5-gallons and manages 540 miles on the highway.

Model

2023 Bentley Bentayga

2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600

2022 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

2022 Aston Martin DBX

MPG (city)

15

15

12

14

MPG (highway)

24

19

20

18

MPG (combined)

18

16

14

15

Fuel capacity (gallons)

22.5-gallons

23.8-gallons

23.8-gallons

22.5-gallons

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

338/540/405 mi

357/452/381 mi

317/528/370 mi

315/405/338 mi

In terms of efficiency, the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 is the closest competitor. It manages a combined efficiency of 16 MPG and has the most voluminous tank in the segment, which it shares with the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. On the other hand, the Aston Martin DBX lies at the bottom of the table with a combined range of 338 miles. Irrespective of the performance in the aspect of frugality, buyers willing to spend a couple of hundred thousand dollars on their vehicle will be seldom worried about its efficiency.

Interior

The 2023 Bentley Bentayga’s interior setup resonates with luxury and comfort from the word go. Without any changes from the yesteryear model, the highly opulent SUV sports a dignified and sophisticated setup. It makes use of high-quality materials, a dual-tone setup, and all leather embellishments to justify the price tag it carries. The SUV can seat five passengers with all occupants enjoying utmost comfort, thanks to the highly bolstered seats that bestow the correct amount of under-thigh and lumbar support. The EWB variants provide better space with their increased wheelbases and an available 22-way-adjustable Airplane seat Package gives you an experience of a lifetime.

While luxury underpins all of the variants of the Bentley SUV, the Bentayga S has a pinch of athleticism in its setup. It comes with front sports seats, “S” badging across the cabin, and distinct interior colors. Additionally, the Azure trim adds new digital technology for a more novel experience. In terms of cargo capacity, the Bentley Bentayga has a maximum trunk volume of 62.6 cubic feet, which is better than most of its rivals. The EWB variant’s added dimensions also stand to improve its cargo volume, however, the exact statistics are yet to be known.

Model

2023 Bentley Bentayga

2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600

2022 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

2022 Aston Martin DBX

Passenger Capacity

5

4

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38/NA/41.7

42.5/59.3/40.3

41.9/NA/39.6

40.9/58.4/41.7

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38/NA/40.9

40.2/56.1/43.4

40.4/NA/42.6

40/54.5/40.9

Cargo Capacity to the second row(cu.-ft)

17.1 cu.-ft

18.4 cu.-ft

19.8 cu.-ft

22.5 cu.-ft

Cargo Capacity to the first row(cu.-ft)

62.6 cu.-ft

N/A

68.2 cu.-ft

N/A

In terms of luxury and comfort, each SUV is a delight. While the 2022 Aston Martin DBX is more of a sports SUV, the Cullinan’s palatial setup lives up to Rolls-Royce’s standards. Additionally, it has the highest amount of rear-seat space, making it a purely chauffeur-driven vehicle. It also sports the highest cargo capacity of 68.2 cu.-ft. Even its material quality is the best in the segment. However, its ridiculously high price tag makes it an inferior choice for some. On the other hand, even the Mercedes-Maybach’s 4 seat configuration can be a deal-breaker, especially considering that the Bentley offers an optional third-row seat.

Some of the key interior features available with the 2023 Bentley Bentayga include:

  • Rich wooden inlays
  • Adjustable ambient interior lighting
  • Breitling dash clock
  • Leather upholstery
  • Alcantara Suede headliner
  • Front and rear map lights

How intuitive is the 2023 Bentley Bentayga’s infotainment system?

The 2023 Bentley Bentayga’s infotainment system across all trims of the standard and EWB variants is a carry-over from last year. It features a 10.9-inch infotainment touchscreen unit that supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and navigation as standard. It comes with a 12-speaker sound system as standard, while a 20-speaker Naim premium system is an optional offering. The My Bentley Connected Services software assumes central importance in the infotainment system and provides access to a Wi-Fi hotspot and real-time traffic information. Additionally, buyers also get an option to add a rear-seat infotainment system that adds two screens behind the front head-rests that allow control of the vehicle’s functionality and even access to the internet.

Some of the most notable infotainment features available with the 2023 Bentley Bentayga include:

  • Wireless charging
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Type-C USB ports
  • Concealed diversity antenna
Exterior

In its second generation, the Bentley Bentayga SUV has adopted a more refined exterior fascia. While the bulkiness of the structure remains intact, the head and taillights have been toned down from how they were introduced. Nonetheless, the British vehicle continues to be a visual treat for the eyes. The traditional Bentley matrix grille grants a muscular aura to the SUV, yet it sits well with the crystal-cut headlamps. The roof rails seem to give it a bulkier stance and so do the 21-inch alloy wheels. Additionally, to distinguish the base variant from the Bentayga S, the latter adds dark-tint headlamps, a larger rear spoiler, blackened tailpipes and grille, and 22-inch alloy wheels.

The 2023 Bentley Bentayga does not change in its dimensions. It still lies somewhere in the middle of the segment, with its wheelbase of 117.9 inches and a curb weight of 5,324 lbs. Additionally, it has a total length of 201.8 inches, which increases to almost 209 inches in the EWB variants. The improved dimensions are all concentrated towards the vehicle’s wheelbase, and in all fairness, they do not blow the vehicle’s stance out of proportion.

Model

2023 Bentley Bentayga

2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600

2022 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

2022 Aston Martin DBX

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,324 lbs

6,085 lbs

6,069 lbs

4,940 lbs

Length (in.)

201.8

204.9

210

198.4

Width (in.)

78.7

79.9

85

78.7

Height (in.)

68

72.4

72.3

66.1

Ground Clearance (in.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

7.5

Wheelbase (in.)

117.9

123.4

130

120.5

The exterior design of each SUV is distinct and speaks to an augmented audience. While the 2022 DBX is for the younger audience, the 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan are for older souls who appreciate a sophisticated design. In terms of dimensions as well, both these SUVs are the largest in the set and weigh in excess of 6,000 lbs. The RR also sports the longest wheelbase of 130 inches and like its sibling the Ghost sedan, it can also be deemed as a palace on wheels.

Some standout exterior features include:

  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • 22-inch “S” alloy wheels
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Front matrix grille
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • LED taillights
Safety

The 2023 Bentley Bentayga is yet to be released, but considering its high-value and low-volume status, we are assured that the SUV will not be safety tested by any agency. Even the previous model years have remained outside the purview of the NHTSA and IIHS. Nonetheless, by having a glimpse of the feature list, buyers will have full confidence in the vehicle’s abilities. As standard, the British SUV comes equipped with specifications like a high-beam assist, 360-degree camera, and automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Other standout safety features include:

  • Optional adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Self-leveling headlights
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Pre-collision safety system
  • Optional night vision system
Competition

2023 Bentley Bentayga vs 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600

The 2023 Bentley Bentayga and 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 are competitively close. In each aspect of the comparison, there are diminutive differences to split the two SUVs. While the German option is quicker by a margin, Bentley gains ascendancy in terms of efficiency. It has better cargo space as well and even sports a 5-seat configuration. However, the 2022 GLS 600’s lower price tag while being equally luxurious makes it an enticing deal. So, while for us the 2023 Bentayga is a top-notch option, buyers can also go for the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 without a flinch. 

2023 Bentley Bentayga vs 2022 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

The 2022 Rolls-Royce Cullinan is astronomically priced. But for the MSRP it charges, it bestows one of the best experiences in the segment. It is built for a leisurely escapade and comes with the best set of features in a tranquil cabin setup. It reeks of refinement and with its air-suspension system, there is no road surface that the 2022 Cullinan cannot endure. Even in terms of space, it is a class leader. It is built to be driven by a chauffeur and the rear seats make you feel as if you are seated in a king’s chair. So, if you have that kind of money, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is a status symbol you would love to attach yourself to, otherwise, if you want to save yourself $100,000 and come close to a similar experience, the 2023 Bentayga EWB can be a viable alternative.

2023 Bentley Bentayga vs 2022 Aston Martin DBX

The 2022 Aston Martin DBX price is similar to the new Bentley Bentayga and even its performance is eerily similar. However, both SUVs cater to different sections of the market. While the Aston Martin is built for performance, the Bentayga caters to a market of luxury-oriented individuals. Though the space on the inside is almost similar, Bentley’s newly introduced EWB variant allows the vehicle to remain ahead of its closest rival. The 2022 DBX’s rearward visibility can also be a hindrance for several buyers, while its efficiency is also not the best in the segment.

Final Verdict

Like the 2022 Bentley Bentayga, the latest 2023 iteration also receives a thumbs up from CarHP. It reeks of luxury and provides you with a splendid and imposing experience. The British SUV is a delight to drive and even on unusual road surfaces, the ride quality seems uncompromised. While it has its flaws like a slightly polarizing design, the Bentayga’s impressive customization options make you feel at home. So, while the 2023 option is a bona fide choice, we suggest buyers look out for a used Bentayga if they plan not to opt for the EWB variant. 

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